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Lowveld tuber seen as panacea to Zimbabwe’s depleting livestock

Cattle grazing sites in Chiredzi's Lowveld, south east Zimbabwe

from PATRICK CHITONGO in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe CHIREDZI, (CAJ News) – CATTLE farmers in Zimbabwe’s drought-prone regions have been urged to feed their livestock a locally-available tuber plant, known as Zhombwe (Neorautanenia branaypus (Harms) during the impending drought. Scientific tests made on the plant by the Department of Research at Chinhoyi University of Technology in Mashonaland […]

Over 100 killed in recurring Burundi rights violations

Burundi state security accused of gross human rights violations

from OMEGA SSUUNA in Bujumbura, Burundi BUJUMBURA, (CAJ News) – SOME 107 people have reportedly been killed and 18 others kidnapped this year during violations by state security agents and youth supporting the ruling party in Burundi. Forty cases of torture, 11 cases of rape and 140 arbitrary arrests have been documented during the period. […]

Boko Haram victims cannot cope with city life

Displaced by Boko Haram

from AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – NIGERIAN cities are battling an influx of tens of thousands of people uprooted from their rural communities by the Boko Haram terror group northeast of the country. The surge has placed additional strain on the urban centres. In early 2019, more than 30 000 people […]

Over 500 feared dead in rising Zimbabwe floods toll

Air Force of Zimbabwe providing crucial support to Cyclone Idai floods victims in Chimanimani

from DANAI MWARUMBA in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe CHIMANIMANI, (CAJ News) – THE death toll in the floods devastating Zimbabwe is feared to reach 500 as hundreds of people remain missing. To date, 100 people have been confirmed dead from 98 but 500 others are unaccounted for. Property worth millions of dollars has also been destroyed in […]

Zimbabwe’s Musona chases AFCON qualifiers golden boot

Zimbabwe's Knowledge "Smiling Assassin" Musona expected to lead Zimbabwe to the AFCON promised land

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWEAN captain, Knowledge Musona, stands a chance to finish as the top goal scorer when curtain comes down for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying matches this weekend. Nicknamed the “Smiling Assassin”, the Belgian-based forward is expected to lead the Warriors’ line against Congo Brazzaville at the […]

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